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    S/mime

    This is going to be short and to the point. S/MIME is basically a secure form of MIME. What is MIME? It stands for Multiple Internet Mail Extensions. Basically this lets users using different e-mail applications send mail to someone else that has a totally different application. Below is how the S/MIME Protocol works.

    #1. User creates message with an attachment
    #2. E-mail application places the message in MIME format.
    #3. A unique digital fingerprint/message digest is generated by the hash algorithm.
    #4. The digest is encrypted by the private key
    #5. The e-mail application creates a new message as an envelope for the original message.
    #6. A certificate containing a public key is attached to the message and it is sent through the Internet.
    #7. The recipientís e-mail application checks to make sure that the message digest (when encrypted by the public key matches the original message, that the certificate is from a trusted Certificate Authority, and that the senderís address matches the address that in in the certificate.
    #8. Lastly the message is disassembled into its original form with the attachment.
    "Never give in-never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!" - Winston Churchill

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    That's cool...i always asked me how this MIME works...But what is here the secure?

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    Thanks for the rude neg comments. **** you too whoever you are.
    "Never give in-never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!" - Winston Churchill

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